PHOENIX, NY – William M. DuBois, 70, of Phoenix, passed away at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY, on Thursday December 11, 2014.
He was born in Fulton, NY, to his late parents, Ethel (Young) and Lloyd M. DuBois, on May 5, 1944.
A graduate of Fulton High School, he attended college.
Bill was a highly decorated US Army veteran, serving in Vietnam from 1965-1967.
He received the Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm Unit Citation Badge.
Bill also received NYS military awards as well.
Bill was later employed by The Nestle Co., Fulton, as a candy technologist, serving 27 years.
Later he worked for B.O.C.E.S. in Liverpool for 10 years.
He attended St. Stephen’s Church, Phoenix.
Bill was a member of the Phoenix Memorial Post, VFW, Post 5540; an outdoorsman; enjoyed poker games and very active with his grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his sister, Delores Dawn Lockwood, in 2003.
Surviving are his loving wife of 47 years plus, Susan M. (Benjamin) DuBois; two sons, Michael W. and his daughter-in-law, Nora DuBois of Baldwinsville and Marc E. DuBois of Baldwinsville; two brothers, Gary (Ann) DuBois of Oswego and Lloyd M. (Beverly) DuBois Jr. of Fulton; four sisters, Sydney (Don) Wallace of Hannibal, Janice Nielson of Phoenix, Brenda (Gary) Ingersoll of Florida and Linda Conn of Fulton; six grandchildren, Aaron DuBois, William DuBois, George DuBois, Aiden DuBois, Maegan DuBois and Charlotte DuBois; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and friends.
Services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiating.
Spring burial with military honors will be in Mount Pleasant Southside Cemetery of Volney on County Route 45.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.
Memorials in William’s memory may be made to: V. A. Medical Center, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY, 13210, or SUNY Upstate Cancer Center, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.